Kelvin and I bought snowshoes earlier this year so that we could continue hiking through the winter. We’ve been waiting for a good opportunity to get out to the mountains. On Saturday, we drove out to Palm Springs to snowshoe San Jacinto State Park. After a 10 minute ride up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, we arrived at San Jacinto State Park, covered in 1 foot of snow.
Snowshoeing turned out to be a lot more work than I imagined. It’s definitely a lot of fun though. Although I felt like an oaf walking through snow with my giant snowshoes on, it felt awesome to be able to basically walk right over powdery snow without falling in.
For our first showshoeing adventure, Kelvin and I hiked the Round Valley Loop. The Round Valley Loop is a 5 mile loop with fairly level trails, short climbs, and ranked moderately strenuous.
A very relaxed Australian Labradoodle we met on the way to the wilderness.
The snow covered trails
Kelvin putting on his snowshoes
Ready to adventure
Made it to Round Valley!